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Mar 21, 2013 at 3:01 PM
Michael Watkins, 22, pleaded guilty to felony attempted grand theft and cruelty to animals, according to the Ada County Prosecutor's Office.
Mar 19, 2013 at 1:41 PM
It's starting to look like Spring at the Wildlife Safari. Some new Cotton Top Tamarin babies were born at the Winston animal park.
Mar 11, 2013 at 9:35 PM
In court documents filed Friday, Michael Watkins' attorney argues that the media attention will make it impossible to find a non-biased jury in Ada county.
Jan 31, 2013 at 9:16 AM
Michael Watkins was in court Thursday where he made the plea. He's been charged with burglary and grand theft and also providing false information to police.
Jan 10, 2013 at 3:07 PM

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The man accused of beating a Zoo Boise monkey to death is facing a new charge.

Michael Watkins returned to court Thursday where he was charged with providing false information to police. He also waived his right...
Jan 8, 2013 at 2:29 PM
The six-figure donation will help kick start the expansion of the exhibit for the three monkeys. It's set to break ground this spring.
Dec 20, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Two new patas monkeys have arrived at Zoo Boise after a monkey was killed in an alleged break-in. The female monkeys, D.J. and Kibibi, could unveiled to the public by the end of January.
Dec 5, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Michael J. Watkins' court-appointed defense attorney, Ann Cosho, told a 4th District Court magistrate judge on Wednesday she hadn't had adequate opportunity to review about 130 pages of documents stemming from the Nov. 17 break-in at Zoo Boise.
Dec 3, 2012 at 1:17 PM
Zoo Boise said it will receive two female patas monkeys from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York.
Nov 21, 2012 at 1:35 PM
Ada County Deputy Prosecutor Fafa Alidjani said Wednesday Michael J. Watkins entered the zoo Saturday morning, manipulated a lock to get into the primate enclosure and removed the patas monkey by wrapping it in his jacket.
Nov 20, 2012 at 3:40 PM
The Ada County Sheriff's Office said Michael J. Watkins would be moved from jail in Weiser where he's been held since Monday afternoon following his arrest in connection with the early Saturday morning break-in and death of a monkey at Zoo Boise.
Nov 19, 2012 at 3:44 PM
Police announce an arrest in the case, with details forthcoming later tonight
Nov 17, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Boise Police are investigating a break-in at Zoo Boise. Shortly after the suspects were spotted by security and ran off, a severely injured monkey was found. The animal has since died of it's injuries.
May 18, 2012 at 2:52 PM
Carel June Cody cared for John Arnold at the end of his life - then buried his body, concealed his death and continued to collect his Social Security benefits for more than 15 years, according to federal prosectuors.
Apr 10, 2012 at 4:28 AM
KBOI 2News morning editor David Blake, who's also a still photographer, recently assigned himself a project to better his skills. So, of course, he took a stuffed monkey to various spots around downtown Boise along with his camera.